Item #174 Xmas Convivial and Pleasant at No. 19 Redpath Crescent. Stephen LEACOCK.

Xmas Convivial and Pleasant at No. 19 Redpath Crescent.

Montreal [Grimsby, Ontario]: privately printed [by William Poole at the Poole Hall Press], 1990. Octavo, 20 x 14.5 cm. In cream paper wrappers, hole-punched and tied with a red silk ribbon, and title printed in black to the upper cover. The upper cover and pages are decorated with Christmas and winter themed dingbats, printed in red, green, and blue. Unpaginated [24 pp.]. Very minor creasing to the lower outer corners of the covers and pages, else a fine copy. Handset by Bill Poole in Schoolbook Roman and Italic, and printed on Noranda Antique Recycled Book paper. One of 175 copies, this being number 65. Signed by “The Poet Himself | Here sit I, proud as any Peacock / And sign myself, / Yours / Stephen Leacock”. Also signed on the same page by John Mappin, who commissioned this volume as a Christmas keepsake, and introduces Leacock’s text. Inscribed by Mappin on the inside of the upper cover. Accompanied by a loosely inserted photocopy (a single sheet once folded) of the title page and one page of text [Nunc Dimittis; p. 22] from Joseph Easton McDougall’s if you know what I mean (Toronto: Macmillan, 1929), with the mimeographed annotation: ‘the poem to which Leacock refers’; the photocopied page is initialled J.N.M. [John N. Mappin]. Item #174

Price: $40.00

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